• One of These Things is Not Like the Other

    October 6, 2011

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    Posted in: Iraq

    Defense.gov news tells us:

    American forces’ efforts in Iraq “have given the people of Iraq a huge gift” through the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a democratic society, a senior U.S. commander said today.

    “We have given them freedom and liberty that they’ve never known, and we have given them the potential to have a democracy in this part of the world … where it would be a unique institution,” Army Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of U.S. Division-North and the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division, told Pentagon reporters.

    Aswat al-Iraq, which was or maybe still is, partly funded by the US and thus not the most radical of reporters, has the following stories on its web site:

    Press Freedoms Observatory condemns detention of TV Channel’s reporter
    9/29/2011 6:55 PM

    URGENT: Three killed, 79 injured in Kirkuk explosion
    9/29/2011 6:34 PM

    12 persons injured in Kirkuk booby-trapped car blast
    9/29/2011 12:22 PM

    Policeman killed, officer injured, in Baghdad attack
    9/29/2011 11:30 AM

    Iraqi officer, his bodyguard killed, 3 soldiers injured in Kirkuk attack
    9/29/2011 9:38 AM

    URGENT / Diala’s al-Sahwa Council leader detained on terrorism charge
    9/28/2011 5:19 PM

    Two armed men killed while planting an explosive charge in Kirkuk
    9/28/2011 12:15 PM

    Iraqi Parliament delegation in Kirkuk on fact-finding mission after stepping up of assassinations
    9/28/2011 12:13 PM

    Five civilians killed, 7 injured in Anbar attack
    9/28/2011 12:10 PM

    Iraqi civilian killed, officer injured in Baghdad attack
    9/28/2011 9:50 AM

    Five injured in 2 explosive charges blast in west Baghdad
    9/28/2011 9:24 AM

    8 Civilians injured in Baghdad booby-trapped car blast
    9/28/2011 9:04 AM

    Conference on land-mines and war victims held in Arbil
    9/27/2011 6:17 PM

    15 civilians injured in bomb attacks in central Mosul
    9/27/2011 5:48 PM

    Civilian killed by unknown gunmen in west Baghdad
    9/27/2011 5:45 PM

    Turkish warplanes resume bombardmen​t of Kurdistan’​s border areas
    9/27/2011 5:02 PM

    Turkomen Front charges Parliament with security deterioration in Kirkuk
    9/27/2011 11:50 AM

    Mosque Imam escapes assassination, his companion killed in Diwaniya
    9/27/2011 11:12 AM

    High-ranking Iraqi Army officer assassinated in Baghdad
    9/27/2011 10:39 AM

    URGENT: Kurdish Peshmerga man killed in clash with Mosul village inhabitants
    9/27/2011 9:36 AM

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